Nicki Minaj's Father, Robert Maraj, Killed In Hit-And-Run Incident Over Weekend

Updated: Feb 17

UPDATED: 2/17 at 1:12 PM PST






ABC News has confirmed that the suspect who killed Nicki Minaj's father, Robert Maraj, in a hit-n-run incident last Friday has been arrested. Charles Povich, 70 years-old, faces charges of leaving the scene of an incident and tampering with physical evidence in connection with Robert Maraj's death.


Povich is currently out on bail. His driver's license has been suspended and his passport confiscated.


Nassau County's Detective Lt. Fitzpatrick said, "He got out of the car and he looked at the deceased, got into his car, and made the conscious decision to leave instead of dialing 911, instead of calling an ambulance for the man,”


Povich also made an attempt to hide his car in his garage, however, he surrendered on Wednesday after police were able to track the car from pieces of surveillance video.



Nicki Minaj's mother, Carol Maraj, has spoken to the press and told Newsday, "I’m very, very, very happy about the arrest.”


Let's keep the Maraj family in our prayers and hopefully, justice will be served.






News is spreading that Nicki Minaj's father, Robert Maraj, was struck and killed in a hit-and-run incident over the weekend. This was first reported by his sister, Suzie Maraj, via Instagram.


According to TMuthafcknZ, on Friday at approx. 6 P.M., Robert Maraj was walking between Rosly Rd and Raff Ave in Mineola. That is when he was struck by a vehicle driven by an unidentified driver heading northbound. The driver fled the scene, and witnesses were unable to provide a description of the suspect.



Robert Maraj was taken to the hospital, where he passed away due to his injuries.


The Homicide Unit is investigating and asking for the public's help.





Condolences goes out to the entire Maraj family.


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